How Are Mass. Student Journalists Covering #metoo?


Regulus, the Newton South yearbook, covers the fight against sexism in its 2018 edition with this spread. Senior Isabella Xie designed it, based on the theme “The Way We See It.”

Sexual harassment and the #metoo movement have been popular topics for student journalists around the state this year. Check out these examples:

Eliza Carson of the Amherst Graphic wrote this story about an art installation in the main lobby of her school: “In moving exhibit, students say #MeToo.”

Anna Silver of the Harbinger at Algonquin Regional put together a package called #ithappensheretoo, which features a column from Silver and interviews with male faculty members on how to be allies, among other coverage.

Natalie Jew of Brookline’s The Sagamore wrote an in-depth story titled “Teen dating violence: What is and isn’t love.”

The editors at the Deerfield Academy Scroll weighed in with this strong editorial called “Defining Boundaries At Deerfield” after a faculty member was let go for overstepping said boundaries.

At the BB&N Vanguard, Delila Keravuori wrote this column after an edit board meeting on harassment failed to produce consensus: Sexual Harassment: Whom to believe?

Literary magazines have addressed the topic as well, as Chloe Frantzis of Newton South’s online magazine Rasalas shows with this poem, “us.” 

In Boston, Benedict Antenor, Joseana Correia, and Kenira Pereira of Teens In Print point out that “For many high school students, specifically girls, sexual harassment is a problem.” 

And Gil Alon of Newton South’s Denebola posted this column: “Accusations of Sexual Assault: What I Hope People Will Learn.”

This is by no means a complete list. If you have a link you’d like included, just email it to Executive Director Brian Baron at [email protected].